December 10, 2013 08:35:15 GMT
Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, who starred in 1964's film 'Mary Poppins', also support the premiere of the film which tells the backstory of how the Disney classic made it to the screen.
Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson stepped out to promote their latest film "Saving Mr. Banks" at its Los Angeles premiere on Monday night, December 9. Joined by the actor's wife Rita Wilson, they were goofing around on the red carpet at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California with the two ladies playfully showing off their claws and teeth.
Other cast members in attendance included Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Annie Rose Buckley, Bradley Whitford and B.J. Novak. Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, who starred in the 1964 movie "Mary Poppins", reunited at the event, where "Dancing with the Stars" dancer Karina Smirnoff came as a guest.
Directed by John Lee Hancock, the drama comedy movie brings forward the untold backstory of how Disney's classic "Mary Poppins" made it to the screen. Hanks takes on the role of Disney, who promises his daughters to turn the book by P.L. Travers into a movie. Two-time Academy Award-winner Thompson plays the book's author.
The PG-13 movie is set to open wide in theaters across the nation on December 13.